Shadows 4

By Stephen King, Charles L. Grant

To do an anthology, to fill it with the kinds of news its premise dictates, there must be ideas. ideas for size, for type, for content material. yet one of many nicest issues approximately being an editor is: because you made up the foundations within the first position, you may also holiday them while the party warrants. hence, I've set myself opposed to the normal in darkish fable fiction (vampires, werewolves, and so forth), opposed to together with technology fiction, humor, and poetry, and opposed to settings except the contemporary.

This quantity breaks virtually each one of my principles. And the simplest half approximately that's, so long as you and that i, as readers, benefit from the choices, who cares? and luxuriate in I belief you are going to. might be now not all, on account that all of us vary in tastes, yet adequate in order that the name of this sequence maintains to work—if no longer in your mind's eye, then not less than in your dreams.

Charles L. Grant
Budd Lake, New Jersey
1980

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